Tuesday, May 21st
"South African filmmaker Kurt Orderson retraces the lost history of his great-grandfather, Joseph Orderson. He soon discovers that his great-grandfather did not come directly from West Africa as the family commonly believed, but rather from Barbados, as a descendent of emancipated enslaved Africans who had been brought to the island to work on the sugar cane plantations. He also unearths his ancestor’s activist past: Joseph Orderson was part of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, founded by the great Marcus Garvey – father of contemporary Black Nationalism and Pan Africanism."
The film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Kurt Orderson from South Africa, via Skype, and moderated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica. This film presentation was made possible thanks to BloomScreen's collaboration with TransAfrica – the oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization.
Your donation will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help give voice to millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Your gifts to BloomBars support our work in the community. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
3222 11th St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block, turn right on Kenyon, left on 11th